As opposed to Foto Friday (as we have run in the past), today is known as Friday Fotos. The following shots are from the baseball trip of a lifetime that my son Joe and I took to the northeast last week. We spent two days in Boston, two days in Cooperstown, three days in New York City, and two days in Philadelphia.
Inside the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
1936: The First Class of Hall of Famers
Top: Christy Mathewson and Honus Wagner. Middle: Ty Cobb. Bottom: Babe Ruth and Walter Johnson.
Standing with the Plaques of Two All-Time Greats: Branch Rickey and Jackie Robinson.
My Two Favorite Pitchers Ever: Sandy Koufax and Nolan Ryan.
Left: Me 'n' Satchel Paige (Notice the Resemblance?) Right: Two Catchers - Joe and Roy Campanella.
The New Yankee Stadium
The New Stadium is Literally Across the Street from the Old Stadium.
Inside Monument Park at Yankee Stadium - Lou Gehrig on the Left and Mickey Mantle on the Right.
Rained Out at Shea Stadium: Me, Alex Belth, Joe, and Darren Viola (aka Repoz).
The Lederers and the O'Briens: Kevin, Dave, Rich and Joe After a Round of Golf in Philly.
Meeting up with Sully and his wife Johanna in Boston. Breakfast with Bill James and Jared Porter before a game at Fenway Park. Cooperstown. The Hall of Fame. Lunch with Bill Deane at the Cooperstown Cafe. Yankee Stadium. Riding on the subway with Cliff Lee. Playing catch with Alex Belth in Central Park. Going to a Mets game with Alex and Repoz at Shea Stadium. Hanging out afterwards with Bob Klapisch at John's Pizzeria in Times Square. Playing golf with my old buddy Dave O'Brien and his son in Philadelphia.
Yes, Joe and I had a great time, made all the better by the fact that it was a father-son trip that we will never forget. Thanks to everyone who had a part in it.